As with anything in my life, I learn as I go. My first real job in Vermont was as a snow reporter and I got the job reporting on snow conditions before I even learned how to slide down the mountain gracefully. Needless to say, I learned quickly. Since this is the first time I’ve ever committed to practicing my fiddle for a year, I jumped in head first without much of a plan. I figured there are endless tunes I love and want to learn, so I can easily find 52 of them.
Here we are now in week number 14 of my 52 week tune-learning extravaganza and I’m already coming up with all sorts of “I should-haves.” So, instead of running without a plan…I’m making a plan as I go. This month’s plan is to stick with learning or relearning slip jigs and try to make sets out of them by month’s end.
So for March, instead of learning tunes willy-nilly, this month I’m going to stick with slip jigs and create some fun sets to play. Last week I resurrected The Snowy Path and paired with The Butterfly. This week I learned a new one which I’ve really grown to love, called The Foxhunter’s Slip Jig. I hope you enjoy:
Join me next week for tune #15 from A Tune A Week and feel free to suggest a slip jig that goes well with this one.
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